Dunfermline 0-0 Hibernian. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/3122818.stm Dunfermline and Hibs were the guinea pigs for the new artificial pitch the Fifers will be using this season as part of a Uefa experiment. But it did not prove to be the recipe for goals as neither side were able to pass as slickly they might have expected on an ideal surface. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/3124258.stm Earlier, Fallon had said he was worried that the new pitch, installed as part of a Uefa experiment, could result in injuries. "I am totally surprised that the SPL have allowed it and will risk millions of pounds worth of talent on an untried synthetic pitch," he told the Daily Record. "I can't imagine any player looking forward to it and I believe that they are the ones who should have been consulted first before going ahead with the plans. "My opinion is that this surface could lead to long-term damage, with pelvic and knee problems the most prominent concern." Dunfermline are the only British club to take up the offer of a £125,000 grant from Uefa to instal the new experimental surface. Former Liverpool and Wales striker Ian Rush joined former France striker Jean Pierre Papin and former Germany forward Karl Heinz Riedle at East End Park to promote the new surface. Rush said: "It is the way forward for Europe. It has give in it like grass and always gives a true bounce." http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/dunfermline_athletic/3115082.stm I went to the game, and I have to say that I think this type of surface is the future, particularly in countries with a poor climate like Scotland. It gives a great surface to play passing football (pity that we don't have any decent players to play on it, ) and will be far superior to the mudheaps we see in mid-winter. It should also save a lot of costs in maintaining the pitch condition, which is important in leagues with smaller clubs. http://www.dafc.co.uk/news/article.asp?ArticleID=318 (might take a while to load, pictures of Dunfermline's stadium and new pitch).